Some of the rainbow trout stocked in Washington lakes that open for fishing on Saturday are wearing tags that could make even an average fish the catch of the day.
About 700 rainbow trout stocked in 105 of the lakes statewide have tags near their dorsal fins worth a total of $20,000 in prizes.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s inserted the tags and released the fist for the state’s first lowland lake fishing derby, which runs from Saturday through Sept. 6.
Anglers who catch one of more than 700 tagged fish can also claim prizes provided by approximately 130 license dealers.
Details on where to claim prizes are online, wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/derby.
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